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    University of Western Australia (UWA) Perth, Courses, Rankings, Admission Criteria, Fees & Scholarships

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    University of Western Australia is the 6th oldest research-lead university in Australia, established in 1911. Popularly known for its courses in Geosciences, Engineering, and Fine Arts, UWA is known for providing outstanding research and higher education in Australia. UWA enrolls over 2,200 students from all around the world. International students receive financial aid including Global Excellence Scholarships at UWA, providing upto 48,000 AUD for undergraduates and 24,000 AUD for postgraduate students.

    The university offers a number of courses through its six faculties, which further divide into many departments. Research institutes at UWA include Oceans Institute, Centre for Energy & Minerals, and the Centre for Software Practice. UWA houses two campuses, located in city of Perth- UWA Albany and Campus Perth. University of Western Australia provides various accommodation options for students through College Row, collective name for the five residential halls of the university. UWA has also endorsed many residences for providing off-campus housing for its students.

    University of Western Australia Rankings

    UWA holds a respectable place across the top universities in Australia-

    • #86 among the Top 100 Universities of world (QS 2021)
    • Ranked among the world’s top 1% for graduate employability by THE World University Rankings
    • Scored 5 star rankings for Student Retention by Good Universities Guide


    Type of University Public
    Established Year 1911
    Campus Setting Urban
    Total Endowment 18.7 Million USD
    Total Enrollments 22,000+
    Total Degrees and Awards Conferred 6,335
    International Student Population 5,000+
    Full-time Faculty Members 3,306

    University of Western Australia Courses

    University of Western Australia offers 290+ programs through its six faculties and schools. Popular courses at UWA include:

    University of Western Australia Campus

    University of Western Australia main campus is located on the banks of Swan River, city of Perth. UWA has another campus, UWA Albany, located in Albany’s Old Post Office building.

    • Perth Campus: Surrounded by lush green spaces with open courtyards, UWA enrolls more than 22,000 students along with 3,500 staff members. The residential colleges provide a lot of services on campus, including - banking, Co-op Bookshop and second-hand bookshop, cafés, medical center, etc.
    • UWA Albany: UWA has a regional campus providing high-tech academics balanced with experienced tutors.

    University of Western Australia Accommodation

    On-campus– Providing accommodation to 2500+ students from around the world, UWA’s residential colleges provide all utilities including buffet style meals, wifi, cheap laundry costs, professional room cleaning along with discount offers when applying early.

    Residential Hall Cost (AUD)
    St Catherine’s College 15,300-19,260
    St George’s College 17,950
    St Thomas More College 17,245-19,495
    Trinity Residential College 15,768-17,520
    University Hall 10,200-15,600

    Check: Student accommodation types in Australia

    Off-campus– Student accommodation is provided in the Crawley village, which is a collective group of residential houses, units, and studio apartments owned and operated by UWA. UWA endorsed two new housing options for students in 2019.

    • Campus Perth: A co-living residence hall consisting of 726 rooms including ensuite Studios, Twodios, Cluster 6 bedroom apartments and Campus 4 rooms.
    • The Boulevard: It is an inner-community center providing an ultimate student life included with skyline views and terrace pool, Room types include private studios and shared apartments.

    University of Western Australia Admission Process

    International students who are seeking to get admission at the University of Western Australia must fulfill all the requirements and submit the complete application before deadlines.

    Application Portal: Apply through the official international application page or via an official UWA agent.

    Application Fee: International undergraduates need to submit an application processing fee of 135 AUD.
    For graduate aspirants, the application fee is 90 AUD.

    How to Apply: Students who are looking forward to applying at UWA must submit the completed application along with the processing fee and fulfill the below-mentioned requirements :

    English proficiency test scores -

    Test Minimum required score
    IELTS 6.5
    PTE 64
    CAE 180

    Note: UWA takes 4-6 weeks before providing an outcome to the submitted applications.

    University of Western Australia Living Expenses

    Tuition and living expenses at the UWA are course-specific and may vary according to the course students opt for. Furthermore, a one-off registration fee of 87 USD must be paid during the submission of the application for the UWA residential college. An estimated budget for cost of living in Australia is tabulated below:

    Subjects Cost (AUD)
    English Language Studies 7,800-30,000
    Undergraduate Bachelor Degree 15,000-33,000
    Postgraduate Masters Degree 20,000-37,000
    Accommodations 70-140 per week
    Food 80-200 per week
    Utilities 60-100 per week
    Transportation 10-50 per week
    Entertainment 50-100 per week

    University of Western Australia Scholarships/Financial Aid

    International candidates are advised to look for scholarships and loans to study in Australia through other sources as well since the number of candidates applying for the university-funded scholarships and financial aids are quite high to compete with.

    Scholarship Requirements Amount Awarded
    UWA International Fee Scholarship Athena scholarship form 20,848 USD per annum
    UWA China Scholarships Applicant must be a citizen from the People’s Republic of China;UWA China Scholarship Application Form Tuition fees and living allowance (including the visa application fee)
    Forrest Research Foundation Scholarships Candidate(s) must be enrolled in a Ph.D. program 44,523 USD per annum including accommodation and research allowances
    The Dean’s Excellence Scholarships The candidate must be academically skilled and enrolled in a Ph.D. program The awarded amount may range between 26,400-34,750 (including research, living, and health allowances)

    Work While you Study

    With an annual living cost of up to 35,000 - 40,000 AUD, working while studying in Australia seems to be the most feasible option to meet basic expenses. University of Western Australia provides work-study programs for its students on campus including casual paid jobs and volunteer positions. Interested students may look out for jobs at CareerHub.

    Check: Popular Scholarships in Australia

    University of Western Australia Placements

    • CareerHub- Known to employ more than 80 higher education institutions across Australia, New Zealand, and the UK.
    • The Library- Offers various positions within the university libraries to employ casual staff. The openings are often posted on CareerHub.
    • Programs like UniMentor, FairwayUWA, and Aspire UWA offer various mentoring and leadership positions, within and off the campus.
    • 2020 guide reveals that UWA graduates earned an average of 60,900 AUD.

    See Also: MBA Jobs in Australia

    University of Western Australia, located in the city of Perth, is ranked among the top universities of Australia for graduate employment, research and academic facilities. UWA offers a lot of accommodation options for students, ranging from on-campus Row Colleges to off-campus UWA endorsed buildings. All the residences are well equipped with all necessary amenities and available at affordable prices.


    Ques. Where does UWA rank in the world?

    Ans. #86 among the Top 100 Universities of world (QS 2021 and ranked among the world’s top 1% for graduate employability by THE World University Rankings.

    Ques. What is University of Western Australia known for?

    Ans.UWA is popularly known for its research programs and specializations along with courses like Geosciences, Engineering and Business majors

    Ques. How do students apply for UWA?

    Ans. Eligible students having completed their year 12 of academics or equivalent, can apply for UWA through the online portal or contacting the admission department of UWA.

    4 years

    Course Duration

    Feb 23

    Application Deadline

    $ 26,3611st YEAR

    2 years

    Course Duration

    $ 29,2561st YEAR

    3 years

    Course Duration

    Feb 03

    Application Deadline

    $ 27,1171st YEAR

    2 years

    Course Duration

    Feb 23

    Application Deadline

    $ 27,1171st YEAR

    2 years

    Course Duration

    Feb 23

    Application Deadline


    University of Western Australia Overview

    Insitution type
    Student Population
    Application Cost
    Average Cost of Attendance
    $27,117 / Year
    Student : Faculty Ratio
    14 : 1

    University of Western Australia comparison

    University of Western AustraliaCurtin UniversityUniversity of AdelaideUniversity of Melbourne
    collegedunia score5.5 Out of 104.2 Out of 105.8 Out of 106.7 Out of 10
    ranking (overall)# 79 US News 2021
    # 83 Times Higher Education 2021
    # 92 QS World University 2021
    # 151 Times Higher Education 2021
    # 174 US News 2021
    # 201 Times Higher Education 2021
    # 73 US News 2021
    # 106 QS World University 2021
    # 118 Times Higher Education 2021
    # 25 US News 2021
    # 31 Times Higher Education 2021
    # 37 Times Higher Education 2021
    subject strength# 88 for Law by Times Higher Education 2021
    # 91 for Psychology by Times Higher Education 2021
    # 101 for Education by Times Higher Education 2021
    # 126 for Education by Times Higher Education 2021
    # 126 for Law by Times Higher Education 2021
    # 151 for Sciences by Times Higher Education 2021
    # 98 for Computer Science by Times Higher Education 2021
    # 100 for Engineering by Times Higher Education 2021
    # 100 for Technology by Times Higher Education 2021
    # 11 for Clinical Science by Times Higher Education 2021
    # 11 for Law by Times Higher Education 2021
    # 17 for Education by Times Higher Education 2021
    programsUG Programs -38
    PG Programs -51
    Doctorate Programs -2
    UG Programs -130
    PG Programs -66
    UG Programs -151
    PG Programs -80
    UG Programs -32
    PG Programs -119
    Doctorate Programs -19
    acceptance rate38.0 %49.0 %29.0 %70.0 %
    exam scoreGRE - 316
    PTE - 69.5
    GMAT - 675
    IELTS - 7.5
    TOEFL - 101
    GRE - 315
    GMAT - 550
    PTE - 62.5
    TOEFL - 94
    IELTS - 7.5
    GRE - 317
    GMAT - 650
    PTE - 66
    IELTS - 7.5
    TOEFL - 99.5
    GRE - 314
    PTE - 61
    IELTS - 6.5
    TOEFL - 79
    GMAT - 705
    cost to studyAverage Tuition Fees   25673 USD
    [For UG Program]
    Average Tuition Fees   27117 USD
    [For PG Program]
    Hostel + Meal - 20451 USD Per Year
    Average Tuition Fees   20217 USD
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    Average Tuition Fees   22356 USD
    [For PG Program]
    Hostel + Meal - 15715 USD Per Year
    Average Tuition Fees   34265 USD
    [For UG Program]
    Average Tuition Fees   34265 USD
    [For PG Program]
    Hostel + Meal - 19553 USD Per Year
    Average Tuition Fees   14474 USD
    [For UG Program]
    Average Tuition Fees   30867 USD
    [For PG Program]
    Hostel + Meal - 17106 USD Per Year
    placement (average package)

    Graduate employability ranking: #151-160,
    LLM: $127,000;
    MBA: $117,000

    Graduate Employability Ranking 2020: 251 – 300; Sectors paying the highest salary to graduates are HR, Media & Communications, Finance; MBA: 146,000 USD per annum; BBA: 122,000 USD per annum; Masters in Management: 83,000 USD per annum

    Graduate Employability Ranking 2020: 171 – 180; Highest paying degrees are Executive Masters, Masters in Finance and Bachelor of Arts with average annual pay of 124,000 USD, 77,000 USD and 74,000 USD respectively. 

    Graduate employability ranking QS- #7
    MBA graduates were hired at $129,000
    Other graduates were employed $92,000
    LLM graduates were hired at the highest package $164,000
    IT & Development Graduates were hired at $138,000

    application requirements

    Core subjects like chemistry, mathematics, English, and physics required for Indian students 

    60% – 70% for admission in UG; Grading System Description; Portfolio

    Evidence of motivation and commitment towards the subject;


    Overseas Secondary School Qualifications,
    Apptitute test results, Interview and Auditions (required for certain programs)

    campuses and b schoolsSchool of Business, University of Western Australia
    Curtin Business School
    NAMelbourne Business School
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    Admission & dates

    Semester 1 Deadlines

    December 1

    Application deadline

    Semester 2 Deadlines

    June 1

    Application deadline

    Test Scores For International Applicants

    ExamsAvg. ScoreMin ScoreMax. Score%Submitted
    Language Proficiency

    University of Western Australia Acceptance Rate

    38.0 %

    acceptance rate


    total applicants


    total enrolled






    University of Western Australia enrollment

    University of Western Australia Enrollment
    Undergraduate Enrollment
    Graduate Enrollment

    Attendance Cost


    attendance cost

    The table shows average yearly cost of attendance for international students. Amount may vary with the course opted, nature of accommodation, and personal spending habits of a candidate. Check Program wise Fees

    Tuition fees
    Undergraduate Programs
    $25,673 / Year
    Post Graduate Program
    $27,117 / Year
    On Campus
    Studio Room
    $11,840 / Year
    Standard Room
    $8,611 / Year

    Schools, Faculties & Campuses


    School of Business, University of Western Australia

    Address: 35 Stirling Highway ,Perth,WA,6009


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    College Rating

    Based on 14 Students Rating

    8.2 out of 10
    8.2/10Social Life


    8.0 /10

    UWA is a world top 100 university and is a part of the G8. The faculty is supportive and the overall environment at the university is positive and supportive. The opportunities and support they provide to their students is something that really pushed me to accept the offer.

    Course Curriculum :

    The curriculum is pretty relevant and is updated often. They provide a lot of support to their students. We have separate student offices for different courses so that lets us talk comfortably about concerns or problems and since they deal with students from similar courses they are really efficient in helping us.

    9 /10 academic/food
    10 /10 faculty
    10 /10 infrastructure
    10 /10 accomodation
    9 /10 placement
    8.2 /10

    I chose UWA as the course had good units.It also included a compulsory internship of 3 months which was helpful in getting practical knowledge in the field.Apart from this it has design and research projects.This gives a good insight about the design and research opportunities

    Course Curriculum :

    The course is pretty well organised.There are some core units and some optional units.The course also includes Design projects and Research projects

    10 /10 academic/food
    10 /10 faculty
    10 /10 infrastructure
    10 /10 accomodation
    9 /10 placement
    8.8 /10

    My elder brother suggested me this university as one of the friends did his bachelor's from this university. After researching a bit, I decided to take admission here. I was required to pay an application fee and apply through the online portal of the college

    Course Curriculum :

    In my course I was taught about economics from a very basic to advanced level. I was taught everything regarding the micro and macro economics.

    8 /10 academic/food
    9 /10 faculty
    8 /10 infrastructure
    10 /10 accomodation
    10 /10 placement
    8 /10 extracurricular
    8.5 /10

    One of my cousins recommended me to this university to pursue my graduate diploma as she was a resident of Australia and was well familiar with the university. My dream was to study after odd and therefore, I decided to shift to Australia. I was required to apply through the online portal of the college.

    Course Curriculum :

    I was taught the skills in the area of management and marketing within the sport and recreation industry.

    8 /10 academic/food
    8 /10 faculty
    9 /10 infrastructure
    10 /10 accomodation
    8 /10 placement
    8 /10 extracurricular
    7.8 /10

    My university Specialize in one area or create a flexible degree that combines all my interests. Whether I already knew what I wanted to study or was still seeking inspiration, I was successful in finding a degree that fits at UWA. after securing a GPA of 6, I had to submit a common application. The application fee was around $50.

    Course Curriculum :

    This major focuses on data and scientific computation. In the data-driven world, information is now being collected at an unprecedented speed and scale. From predicting trends to protecting personal information, companies around the world need data scientists to process, explore and harness meaning from their data.

    8 /10 academic/food
    7 /10 faculty
    9 /10 infrastructure
    7 /10 accomodation
    8 /10 placement
    8 /10 extracurricular
    35 Stirling Highway Perth WA 6009

    Nearby this campus

    • Bus Station
    • Book Store
    • Hospital
    • Pharmacy
    • Train Station
    • Shopping Mall
    • Airport

    Bus Station

    Fairway After Clark St0.24 km
    Broadway Before Cooper St0.30 km
    Hackett Dr Before Mounts Bay Rd0.31 km
    Broadway Before Myers St0.31 km
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    Absolute Cosmetic Medicine0.67 km
    Rokeby GP | Medical Centre3.50 km
    Universal Health Network South Perth3.62 km
    Bethesda Hospital3.80 km
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    Train Station

    Karrakatta2.43 km
    Shenton Park Station2.56 km
    Loch Street Station2.65 km
    Showgrounds2.94 km
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    Dial A Chauffeur4.41 km
    Perth Airport Direct4.75 km
    Helipad Hospital5.45 km

    Book Store

    Rogers Newsagency0.44 km
    Harmony Newsagency Subiaco East LPO3.87 km
    The Book Firm4.08 km
    Mount Claremont Post News and Gift4.34 km
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    Captain Stirling Pharmacy1.38 km
    Dalkeith Pharmacy2.46 km
    Advantage Pharmacy Claremont3.45 km
    Wizard Pharmacy Claremont3.69 km
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    Shopping Mall

    Crossways3.39 km
    South Shore Shopping Centre3.44 km
    ear-o-tec3.45 km
    Claremont Quarter3.61 km
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    *All distance are measured radially. Actual distance may vary

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